8 tech tools to boost your productivity

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2. Make emails less distracting

On average, office workers check their email 36 times in an hour, a survey by Atlassian has revealed. That’s a lot of time spent switching between tasks and being unproductive.
For workers who feel bombarded by emails throughout the day, or who compulsively hit refresh every 10 minutes, email notification tools can be very helpful.

Spark’s Smart Notifications app, for example, flags the most important emails you need to read and respond to immediately – or later on. The app, which is compatible with Apple Watch, allows you to reply to the email from the notification.